PSA: If you like Edie Windsor, the New Yorker, the idea of Thanksgiving in Mongolia, reading, writing, or calling yourself an interesting person, you should probably go see Ariel Levy ’96 read at Russell House this Wednesday at 8 PM. Rachel Warner GRAD writes in with all of the nitty gritty details:
2014 Joan Jakobson Visiting Writer Ariel Levy ’96 will read from her new work on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. in Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT.
Happening in approximately 80 minutes is yet another event that’s making tonight a clusterfuck of awesome on campus:
Louis Menand has maintained distinguished careers in academia and journalism. A staffwriter at The New Yorker since 2001, he is well known for his articles about literature, the arts, intellectual history, language, and American culture. He is the author and editor of several books including The Metaphysical Club, awarded the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for History and the Francis Parkman Prize. He teaches at Harvard University, where he is Bass Professor of English and American Language and Literature.
Date: Tonight, February 27th
Place: Russell House
Alicia Fuhrman ’12 wants to enable your caffeine-pencil lead addiction:
An offering from Writing House’s faculty-led, writing-related, workshop-like series:
join resident author Amy Bloom (click here for her interview with the New Yorker) for coffee and a Q&A of sorts this THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 4:15 PM in ESPWESSO. Q’s can be anything from your own writing troubles/victories (feel free to bring original material to share), thoughts on her recent works, on writing in general, on creating in general, etc. etc. Can’t speak for the A’s, but it promises to be a good time.
As usual, space is limited to the first 30 people to express interest via email to afuhrman(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.
Date: Feb. 17
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
For all the 2010-ers and their parents: Simon Rich of the New Yorker‘s typically hilarious Shouts & Murmurs column presents a comprehensive guide for how “to care for your precious new college graduate.” An excerpt below:
What do I do if my college graduate cries? What do I do if he screams?
College graduates are setting foot in the real world for the very first time. Imagine how daunting that must be! They have so many daily needs, and yet they lack even the most basic tools required to survive in the world. They are completely helpless. Crying and screaming are ways for college graduates to communicate their frustrations, so that you can solve their problems for them. Again, you can usually find out what’s wrong by consulting a simple checklist:
Does your college graduate have enough cigarettes? Yes / No
Did you remember to fill her wallet with cash? Yes / No
Does she have Internet access? Yes / No
Has she had her daily nap? Yes / No
Does she have her Moleskine and/or sketch pad? Yes / No
Does she have her bottle? Yes / No
Sounds about right. I guess all that’s missing is how to gently cure your college graduate’s mental dependence on a goddamn falafel cart and teach hir to recognize authority figures slightly more threatening than P-Safe’s Dave Meyer. Good luck, kids. I’ll be over here, clinging to the Olin steps railing.
Considering that it’s Election Day (whoo!), this one—from the 1967 New Yorker—seems particularly relevant. So, like, go vote or something.